Birthday reflections

‘And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years’ – Abraham Lincoln It’s my birthday this weekend. It’s not a big one but I’m at an age where I can’t actually believe I’m as old as I am! Of course, none of us know how… Continue reading Birthday reflections

7 easy ways to lose belly fat (without doing sit ups)

‘I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realisation that everybody does – even the people that I consider flawless – then you can start to live with the way you are’ – Taylor Swift. Hands up if you love your belly! Anyone? Hmm, thought not! Very few of us… Continue reading 7 easy ways to lose belly fat (without doing sit ups)

Why failure is good for you!

”Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear’ – Michelle Obama The fear of failure is a massive blocker for pretty much all of us. But every time we fail and face up to it, we learn from… Continue reading Why failure is good for you!

Optimism is good for you!

‘One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself’ – Lucille Ball Some people seem to fall into the optimistic ‘glass half full’ type who look at the bright side of life.… Continue reading Optimism is good for you!

The journey so far!

‘Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions’ – Dalai Lama So how are you doing? Have you found some tiny tweaks that are working for you? Things that are making you feel happier and healthier? It’s early days still but I’m hoping that something has clicked for you like it… Continue reading The journey so far!

10 things to do every morning to make you feel great!

‘Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life’ – Mark Twain We all want to start every day in a good mood! So what simple things can we do to help make this a reality? Think about the days that you felt grumpy or you struggled to get out… Continue reading 10 things to do every morning to make you feel great!

Why gratitude journalling is good for your health

‘Reflect upon your present blessings, for which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some’ – Charles Dickens Journalling is big news right now. Lots of people are trying it and the majority are finding it really helps their stress levels and sense of wellbeing. There are several… Continue reading Why gratitude journalling is good for your health

Why taking time for you isn’t selfish

‘Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to’ – Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher OK, you may not agree with Lao Tzu, but the truth is, if you really wanted to spend a couple of minutes on yourself, you could. It’s more of a mindset… Continue reading Why taking time for you isn’t selfish